CanWest Appoints new Board Members

    WINNIPEG, March 26 /CNW/ - CanWest Global Communications Corp. announced
today the appointment of Mr. David W. Kerr and Mr. David A. Leslie, to the
Board of Directors.
    Mr. Kerr, a Chartered Accountant, began his career with Touche Ross & Co.
He then went on to be named Chief Financial Officer of Edper Investments and
Chief Operating Officer of Hees International Bancorp. He was named Executive
Vice-President of Brascan Limited in 1985. He then joined Noranda Inc. as
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development.
    He was appointed President of Falconbridge Ltd (formerly Noranda Inc.) in
1987, President and Chief Executive officer in 1990, and Chairman in April
2002. He retired from this position in August 2006. He is a Director of
Brookfield Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Inc., Shell Canada Limited and
the Sustainable Development Technology Canada Foundation. He is a member of
the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, former Vice Chair
of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and former Chair of
the International Council on Mining and Metals.
    Mr. Leslie, a Chartered Accountant, is a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He has had a lengthy and distinguished
career with Ernst & Young, holding a number of positions including Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young LLP, retiring from that position
in June 2004. He is a former member of the Americas Executive Board of Ernst &
Young and of the Global Executive Board. He has also been Senior Tax Advisor
to the federal Department of Finance, Tax Policy and Legislation Branch.
    He is and has been active in many community organizations, including
being honoured as Mississauga Businessman of the Year and recipient of the
University of Toronto Arbor Award. He is a Director of Enbridge Inc. and
Sobeys Inc. and is the Chair-elect of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

    About CanWest Global Communications Corp.

    CanWest Global Communications Corp. (, (TSX: CGS
and CGS.A, NYSE:   CWG) an international media company, is Canada's largest
media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, CanWest
also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in Canada's largest
publisher of daily newspapers, and conventional television, out-of-home
advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations and
networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, the United
Kingdom and the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Deb Hutton, Senior Vice President, Corporate
Communications, Tel: (416) 383-2442,

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